Investing on the inside too

LA Times: he Charles Cobb, designed by the Pasadena architecture firm Kivotos Montenegro Partners Inc., opened in early April to provide apartments for chronically homeless and disabled people. It was built by the Skid Row Housing Trust for $13.1 million and includes first-floor offices for healthcare, case management and other services — a combination known as supportive housing.

Attractive and Affordable

LA Downtown News Editorial: When it comes to building projects to help some of the troubled and homeless get off the streets, architectural design has historically been one of the least important considerations. In Downtown Los Angeles, however, that thinking has begun to change, thanks to a scattering of low-income developments that include high design standards. The pattern needs to continue.